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post Apr 10 2008, 07:11 PM
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I like to pick 3 lesson at a time, and then memorize and play them almost perfectly after three weeks. How do you practice?
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post Apr 10 2008, 07:18 PM
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I take a lesson, a learn piece by piece and then practise the whole thing in GP


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post Apr 10 2008, 07:40 PM
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I ussually try to learn the entire thing by ear, only reading the theoretical parts, but more often than not I end up looking at the tabs as well tongue.gif, but I'm overcoming that gradually! smile.gif


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post Apr 11 2008, 03:58 PM
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oh, and how long does it takes for you to finish a lesson?
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post Apr 11 2008, 05:28 PM
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First I rip off anything that catches my attention, I usually do it from sight and ear. And try moving the lick around and tweaking it to my liking. Then if I want to practice the whole thing for timing and rythem practice I'll learn what I can by ear and eye, then go into the tabs. Then I'll play to the provided backings. Any fast lick I have trouble with I'll practice to a metronome. I'd say I learn the entire lesson 40% of the time, 30% of the time I'll just learn a couple licks, and the last 30% of lessons I'll just work with the idea given.

It usually takes me a day to learn a lesson, 2 days if it's very difficult, and it ususally takes a week or to to get up to tempo.


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post Apr 12 2008, 09:31 AM
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omg, 1 day?? How do you do that, i mean, if it was me, it would take at least a week!

Do you play all lesson with 100 % control, or do you end up hitingt the wrong strings?
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post Apr 12 2008, 09:32 AM
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QUOTE (Martin la guitarra @ Apr 11 2008, 04:58 PM) *
oh, and how long does it takes for you to finish a lesson?


It depends on the lesson.. if it's just a solo lesson than ussually only a couple of days, but if it's a more technique based lesson than I might even practice it for more than 6 months(like Iv'e done with some alt picking and sweeping lessons).


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post Apr 12 2008, 10:07 AM
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What do you guys think about play along lessons? (where you can play along with the lesson some simple but effective exercises). I'm in the process of creating a series that has some of the lessons made in this manner.


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post Apr 12 2008, 10:19 AM
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sounds very interesting, i just love to jam along kris and marcus song - soul to the world.
Its a lot more fun playing along instead of playing alone, go for Ivan
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post Apr 13 2008, 12:36 AM
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Play along lessons sound great! It'd be good for timing, and in general I think it's easier to learn when you play along with something.

@Martin: It usually takes me one day to learn the lesson, as in learn all the notes and how to play it, usually after a day or two I can play it pretty well, but I don't think I ever actually finish a lesson, I just keep playing and practicing them till the licks in them become natural to me, and I can incorporate those licks in my playing with ease. smile.gif


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post Apr 13 2008, 07:27 AM
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QUOTE (Martin la guitarra @ Apr 10 2008, 01:11 PM) *
I like to pick 3 lesson at a time, and then memorize and play them almost perfectly after three weeks. How do you practice?


my system has evolved over time. i have about 30 lessons I have learned (memorized). I cycle though them in order, and at the end of each cycle add another lesson to the mix. This works well for me.

I find myself taking more time on each lesson as I cycle, than I used to. I used to breeze though them. But i realized that it was much better to spend more time on each lesson, trying to improve it, rather than breezing though them.

I don't feel I have perfected, or near perfected any of them. But then again, for the most part, neither have the teachers in general (although closer to it than me). I prefer to think perfection is a long ways off, maybe beyond what I can imagine at this time.
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post Apr 13 2008, 12:52 PM
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That's great guys. New mega series about _____ is coming soon! wink.gif


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